Second-use of Li-ion batteries from hybrid and electric vehicles
Research Project , 2018 – 2021

Vehicles with Li-ion batteries are increasing. When the batteries no longer fulfil the requirements for transportation, they still contain app. 70% of their capacity. From a resource point of view, it is desired that they can be part of other applications, e.g. energy storage, which may have a large influence of future energy systems and the possibility to fulfill environmental targets. If this is to be accomplished, there are technical and economical questions that have to be evaluated. This will be investigated through a collaboration between Volkswagen, Stena Metall, Ferroamp and Chalmers. In the reference group, there is also Stena Fastigheter, Stena Renewable and Northvolt. This means that the project contains the whole value chain; battery manufacturers, car companies, end users and recyclers. The length of the project is 2 years with further, more detailed, projects in the pipe-line. Results will be presented in a final report and in an open workshop at the end of the project.


Mathias Janssen (contact)

Senior Researcher at Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis



Stockholm, Sweden

Stena Metall AB

Göteborg, Sweden

Stena Recycling AB

Göteborg, Sweden


Wolfsburg, Germany


Swedish Energy Agency

Project ID: 45542-1
Funding Chalmers participation during 2018–2020

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